Title III, Part A — English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act



Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.



Newly Designed English Learner Web Portal TXEL.ORG. Check out the new features and pathways for Parents & Families of English learners and Community Partners.

NEW! This Funding Guidebook provides guidance on allowable vs. unallowable use of Bilingual Education Allotment (state) and Title III, Part A (federal) funds. It serves as a tool for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to align with each program's statutory authority, policies, and practices.


2023-2024 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant

2022-2023 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant

2022-2023 ESSA Consolidated Compliance Report

Helpful Resource Links

Supplemental Resources

ESL Certification Training Online Course (FREE) and TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental #154 Preparation Manual (PDF 2.52 MB) - This online course and associated manual are intended to equip Texas educators who desire to increase capacity in their districts and to enhance their existing ESL programs beyond minimum state requirements. Please note: These resources are based on the current ESL certification standards and test framework. Although new ESL certification standards were adopted in July 2019, an updated version of the TExES ESL Supplemental #154 exam has NOT yet been developed. Once the new test is developed, these resources will be revised. 

Title III, Part A FAQ (September 2021)

Title III Engagement Website

Clarifying Title III LEA Required Activities under ESSA


U.S.Department of Education Resources


Laws & Guidance

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contact Information

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Division of Emergent Bilingual Support
Phone: (512) 463-9414


Contact Information

Rickey Santellana
State/Federal Engagement and Projects Manager

Special Populations Programs and Policy Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401